Overweight and Obesity as Correlates to Breast Cancer Risk Occurrence in Females
Overweight and obesity have been identified among the modifiable Breast cancer risk. Physical in-activity or lack of physical exercise increases weight gain which progresses into Obesity. Weight gain at about 18 years and above increases the risk of Breast cancer for females, apart from other factors like delay in getting pregnant (above 30 years), using oral contraceptives (birth control pills), alcohol intake, exposure to radiations, breast size, height of the women, age, family history and exposure to estrogen. Studies have demonstrated that overweight and obese women are more at greater risk for developing Breast cancer than a normal healthy weight or slimmer women. Life style modification is required for women to be engaging themselves in physical exercise for managing and maintaining a healthy weight in order to prevent obesity as well as other issue recommended in this review.